The ROUS Foundation

Caplin Rous 2007/07/10 - 2011/01/04

The photo above was taken on 2010/12/03, just one month before Caplin Rous died. He looks the picture of health, eating nice tasty, green grass just like a capybara should. Is this what killed him?

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Dobby(e) Trip: Part 1

Prince Dobalob

Prince Dobalob

I’m starting this post with a cute photo of Prince Dobalob, aka Dobby(e) Winnick. Isn’t he adorable? Well, get over it because the whole rest of this post is not going to be about Dobby at all, it’s going to be about my journey to get to him. The journey starts in Buda, TX, detours through Los Angeles, and ends in Seattle with the famous capybara. This installment is about the LA section of the trip. I’d like to promise that it will be interesting, even though it is not about capybaras, but you will have to judge that for yourselves. Continue reading “Dobby(e) Trip: Part 1” »

Caplin Day 2014

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July 10th is Caplin Day, also known as Capybara Appreciation Day. We celebrate this day in honor of Caplin Rous (2007/02/10 – 2011/01/03) . He would have been seven this year. This year we are also celebrating the life of my beloved Garibaldi Rous (2010/03/11 – 2014/02/16).

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At Home with Romeo & Tuff’n

Marvin with Romeo and Tuff'n

Marvin with Romeo and Tuff’n

In our last installment, Meeting Romeo and Tuff’n, I introduced the two capybara brothers, Romeo and Tuff’n, and their owners, Marvin and Elizabeth. As you may recall, I was in Las Vegas for the 2014 BlogPaws convention. It was a great chance to meet these two very personable capybaras and their proud owners. Continue reading “At Home with Romeo & Tuff’n” »

Meeting Romeo and Tuffn

Romeo, Tuff'n and Family

Romeo, Tuff’n and Family

One of the great things about the BlogPaws conference being on Las Vegas was that it gave me the chance to meet the famous capybara “brothers,” Romeo and Tuff’n. Oh, and their humans, Marvin and Elizabeth, too. In the photo above, Marvin is on the left, then Romeo, Tuff’n is grazing, and Elizabeth is on the right in the back. Continue reading “Meeting Romeo and Tuffn” »

Conference Capybara Part 2

Posing the capybara

Posing the capybara

This is part two of a three part series. Conference Capybara is the first part of the story of little Mia Davisson, the six-month-old niece of Garibaldi Rous and daughter of Wesley and Fiona¬†at the 2014 BlogPaws conference. In the photo above, you can see Mia likes a nice soft bed but has her doubts about cameras. Later, she chewed a corner off the giant check. Continue reading “Conference Capybara Part 2” »